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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - July 14, 1957, Florence, South CarolinaJerry Lewis has Learned some painful lessons since breaking with Dean Martin but he in t sorry he has what he wants work and More work. E by peer j. Oppenheimer Jerry can be a Clown above or a gentleman. At right he tabs time out from Emce eing acad Emy awards to talk with Oscar Winner Jack Lemmon. Jerry handled affair in .both_156 and "57. Scrabble and Canasta Are no longer among Hollywood s fashionable pastimes. A quiz called what makes Jerry has replaced them. Jerry is Jerry Lewis comedy s Crew Cut answer to the Jet age. And the game s brain busting ques Tion concerns this frail Young Man s dynamic drive to do everything better than everybody. Here was a likable refugee from the Tough vaudeville nightclub circuit who became wealthy and famous before he was 30. With his handsome singing partner Dean Martin he had a lifetime guarantee to glory. So what does he do the Hollywood Gamester ask. He Breaks with Martin he plunges into the most nerve shattering career wrecking of Holly Wood and directing his own films. He also develops a special Solo nightclub and television routine. As if this weren t enough lie enlarges his already prodigious activities in Charity work i entertainment and film promotion. His second stint in Emce eing the recent Academy awards presentations is Only one example of Jerry s away from work work. So what does make Jerry run Jerry is the delicate delinquent in new film he produced and helped write. He expects to direct someday. Let s ask him. I like my he replies matter of factly. I m happiest when i m enter Taining. People say that at this Pace Yon can t live past 60. But what Are years Worth if Yon Don t enjoy this attitude More than occasional jealousies and rifts which were quickly forgotten led to Jerry s breakup with Dean Martin. The Singer is older and far More easygoing. A movie and a couple of to appearances were considered a year s work by Dean. The rest of the time was Best spent golfing he figured. But Jerry s favorite sport Hobby avocation and secret love All boil Down to the same and More work. And so came the parting of the Day s top comedy team and a new Gamble on the future by Jerry. If the keen witted comic wanted a 24-hour schedule he got it in his new fold his first production is the delicate from a Story by who Jerry Lewis. In filming it Jerry Learned Why his old producer Hal Wallis sometimes looked shaken at the Oft camera antics of the irrepressible Martin Lewis team Jerry family weekly july 1-1, 1957 also May have understood More clearly Why his old partner wanted no part of ambition. With Wallis for example Jerry was continually coining up with visual gags to spark up his films. Some of the gimmicks were expensive but Jerry s Stock reply was what s Jerry has Learned the painful answer now. When his own prop Man recently developed an idea for a Chest of drawers that fell apart when slammed and then reassembled itself. Jerry was sold. It la Cost the prop Man added. This time Jerry did t reply what s to such hourly headaches add the daily crises of a million Dollar Enterprise with hundreds of workers and you see Why Lewis Day begins at 7 . And ends in the late evening. Remember too evenings May mean Charity work personal appearances or interviews. It s a tribute to Jerry s Strong family loyalty that his consuming ambition is never at the expense of his wife Patti and their three boys Gary. 11, Ronnie 7, and Scottie 1. The Lewis vacations Are always family Vaca Lions and Jerry s business trips Are arranged to keep him away from Home As Little As possible. Jerry was at the Paramount theater in new when Ronnie broke his leg. The comedian flew Back to Hollywood after his last show spent four hours at his son s bedside then returned East without missing a performance. During an appearance at Chicago s Parce Patti phoned Jerry to Tell him the children were lonesome. Jerry promptly made arrangements for a police escort to Midway Airport after his last show and had a car standing by at los Angeles International Airport to meet his flight. He had Only an hour and a half to talk and joke with his family before returning to Chicago but it was Worth both the kids and their father. I Onk uness is a terrifying word in Jerry Lewis -1 world. He remembers his own childhood in Newark n.j., As one haunted by feel Ings of Desola Tion. His parents were vaudevillian who in a depression had to accept Billings far from Home. At 8, Jerry was cooking his own meals keeping House and spending endless hours in a dark empty apartment where each creak magnified to dreadful proportions. His closest companion was his grandmother who lived nearby. She died when Jerry was 14 and the world tighter. Childhood loneliness As any Hollywood do it yourself psychoanalyst will Tell you is the deep seated answer to what makes Jerry they nod wisely and say Jerry needs Success Admira Tion and activity to protect him from memories of being Small and alone. Well maybe they re right. Even so none of

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